Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session (CD / DVD Set)

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Release Date:  2010

Label:  Stax Records

 

Track List

CD

1. Call It Stormy Monday
2. “Old Times”
3. Pride And Joy
4. Ask Me No Questions
5. “Pep Talk”
6. Blues At Sunrise
7. “Turn It Over”
8. Overall Junction
9. Match Box Blues
10. “Who Is Stevie?”
11. Don’t Lie To Me

DVD

1. Introduction
2. Born Under A Bad Sign
3. Texas Flood
4. Call It Stormy Monday
5. “Old Times”
6. Match Box Blues
7. “Pep Talk”
8. Don’t Lie To Me
9. “Who Is Stevie?”
10. Pride And Joy
11. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
12. Outtro

 

Personnel

Bass – Gus Thornton
Drums – Michael Llorens
Electric Guitar – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Electric Guitar, Vocals – Albert King
Piano, Organ – Tony Llorens
Vocals – Stevie Ray Vaughan (tracks: CD-3, DVD-10)

 

Review

Recorded in December 1983, In Session captures an in-concert jam between Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the latter of whom had become the hot blues guitarist of the year thanks to his debut Texas Flood, as well as his work on David Bowie’s hit Let’s Dance. Vaughan may have been the new news, but King was not suffering, either. He had a world-class supporting band and was playing as well as he ever had. In other words, the stage was set for a fiery, exciting concert and that’s exactly what they delivered. Vaughan was clearly influenced by King — there are King licks all over his first two recorded efforts, and it was an influence that stayed with him to the end — and he was unafraid to go toe-to-toe with his idol. King must have been impressed, since In Session never devolves into a mere cutting contest. Instead, each musicians spurs the other to greater heights. For aficionados of either guitarist, that means the album isn’t just worth a listen — it means that it’s a record that sounds as exciting on each subsequent listen as does the first time through.      Thomas Erlewine

 

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